Fundamental Rights / Civil Liberties

German AfD members monitored by spy agency are now Bavarian lawmakers

German AfD members monitored by spy agency are now Bavarian lawmakers

Published 18/10/2018

BERLIN (Reuters) - Some members of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in Bavaria who are under surveillance for alleged links to extremist groups [more…]

China says ex-Interpol chief focus of bribery probe back home

China says ex-Interpol chief focus of bribery probe back home

Published 08/10/2018

BEIJING/PARIS (Reuters) - China said on Monday it was investigating former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei for bribery and other violations, days after French authorities said [more…]

Far right, ex-military officer wins Brazil vote, faces leftist in…

Far right, ex-military officer wins Brazil vote, faces leftist in…

Published 08/10/2018

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Far-right Congressman and former Army captain Jair Bolsonaro won nearly half the votes in Brazil’s first-round presidential election on Sunday, as voters’ [more…]

Bangladesh president gives assent to digital law seen curbing free…

Bangladesh president gives assent to digital law seen curbing free…

Published 08/10/2018

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid on Monday gave his assent to a controversial new law that local media organizations fear could cripple press [more…]

After fight that split U.S., Kavanaugh wins place on Supreme Court

After fight that split U.S., Kavanaugh wins place on Supreme Court

Published 07/10/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate on Saturday confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, dismissing anger over accusations of sexual misconduct against him [more…]

Democratic senators urge voters to focus Kavanaugh anger on election

Democratic senators urge voters to focus Kavanaugh anger on election

Published 07/10/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Democratic senators on Sunday said voters angry that Republicans confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court despite allegations of sexual misconduct [more…]

Women’s groups aim to use Kavanaugh rage to boost voter turnout

Women’s groups aim to use Kavanaugh rage to boost voter turnout

Published 07/10/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As women rallied at the U.S. Capitol to protest Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court on Saturday, activist Linda Sarsour flew [more…]

Trump ‘100 percent’ certain Kavanaugh accuser named wrong person

Trump ‘100 percent’ certain Kavanaugh accuser named wrong person

Published 07/10/2018

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he is “100 percent” certain that Christine Blasey Ford named the wrong person when [more…]

McConnell says Kavanaugh fight will help Republicans in November

McConnell says Kavanaugh fight will help Republicans in November

Published 07/10/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell told Reuters on Saturday that the political brawl over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation will [more…]

Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as U.S. Supreme Court justice

Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as U.S. Supreme Court justice

Published 06/10/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as U.S. Supreme Court justice on Saturday, the court said, after a deeply divided U.S. Senate confirmed [more…]